Call for Papers: RGNUL Conference on Victim Compensation and National Bill Drafting Competition on Victim Compensation, 2015 [Nov 23]; Register by Oct 10

Social Justice being the foundation of the Indian society as well as the Constitution. This seminar aims to first and foremost sensitizing people belonging to various sections of society on aspects relating to victim compensation.

Furthermore, it is an effort to reflect and examine all issues relating to provisions for victim compensation and restorative Justice and finally to come up with solutions to these issues.

It is an attempt to address and study issues such as the liability of the state, the problems faced by the victims and whether or not victim compensation be provided?

Since awareness of laws and access of justice remains dismal., this seminar aims to raise awareness in this regard.

NATIONAL BILL DRAFTING COMPETITION:

A National Bill Drafting Competition shall be organized wherein participants will be required to Draft a Bill on Victim Compensation. The Best three bills will be presented before the Panel and the winners shall be given cash prizes.

All the draft Bills must contain the particulars of the author indicating his email id, contact number and address for correspondence. Co-Authorship upto a maximum of two authors is allowed. The maximum limit of a Bill is 4000-5000 words (excluding footnotes).

The format is Times New Roman/Garamond, Font Size 12, 1.5 line spacing, on an A4 sheet with 1” margin on all sides, to be sent in .doc/.docx/.pdf format.

A uniform style of citation must be strictly adhered to while submitting the Bill.

The Bills should be sent to: [email protected]

CALL FOR PAPERS:

Conference papers are invited from the academicians, practitioners, researchers, scholars and students on the issues related to the themes.

It is also proposed that the selected papers will be published in the form of an edited book carrying an ISBN No.

Only full papers submitted on or before the deadline shall be considered for publication. The authors of selected abstracts will be given an opportunity to present their papers during various sessions on the days of the conference.

GUIDELINES FOR CONFERENCE PAPER:

The abstract should contain not more than 300–350 words along with the particulars of the author indicating his email id, contact number and address for correspondence. A paper cannot have more than two co-authors.

The maximum limit of a paper is 4000 words (excluding footnotes). The format is Times New Roman, Font Size 12, 1.5 line spacing, on an A4 sheet with 1” margin on all sides, to be sent in .doc/.docx format.

A uniform style of citation must be strictly adhered to while submitting the paper. The abstracts and papers should be sent to: [email protected]

SUB THEMES:

  1. Compensating and Rehabilitating Rape Victims
  2. Legislative Framework, Role of Judiciary and NGO’s
  3. Plea Bargaining
  4. Restorative Justice and Weaker Sections
  5. Rights of Victims vis-à-vis offenders
  6. Punishments and Restorative Justice
  7. Constitutional Approach to Rehabilitation and Restoration
  8. International Perspective to Victim Compensation

These sub-themes are not exhaustive; contributions are invited apart from the aforementioned sub-themes relating to the theme of the seminar.

PRIZES AND AWARDS:

The Winners of the Bill Drafting Competition shall be given a Certificate and Cash Prizes.

Best Bill Rs 5000/-

2nd Best Bill Rs 3000/-

3rd Best Bill Rs 2000/-

LIST OF IMPORTANT DATES:

Last Date of Submission of Abstract: 10th October 2015

Intimation of Acceptance of Abstract: 12th October 2015

Last Date of Registration and Online Payment of Registration Fees for the Seminar: 31st October 2015

Full Paper Submission (Soft Copy) (For Consideration for Publication in the ISBN Book): 10thNovember 2015

Full Paper Submission (Soft Copy) ( For Presentation only in the Conference): 18th November, 2015

Submission of Draft Bill: 15th October, 2015

Declaration of Result of Draft Bill: 31st October, 2015

Last Date of Registration and Online Payment of Registration: 10th October 2015.

Complete details about the competition and conference can be found in the brochure HERE.

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